Navigation Links
Never Married, Over 40, Well-Adjusted
Date:12/5/2009

Research debunks the 'something's wrong with being single' myth

SATURDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Pity the poor single people who pass their 40th birthday without ever tying the knot, since research has shown that never-married adults have more health woes than married folks. And, um, isn't there something wrong with those who go it alone anyway?

Not so fast.

A new study looking at psychological measures shows that never-married people aged 40 and up can be just as resourceful, psychologically speaking, as their married counterparts.

Wait, there's more.

"If you look at never marrieds who are high on mastery -- they feel like they are in the driver's seat and in control of their lives -- and high on self-sufficiency -- they know how to take care of themselves -- they actually have better emotional well-being than married people," said study author Jamila Bookwala, an associate professor of psychology at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Her report is published in the Nov. 30 issue of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

For the study, Bookwala drew on data from the National Survey of Midlife Development in the United States, looking at responses from more than 1,500 Americans aged 40 to 74. They identified themselves as married or never married. Most, 1,486, were married, while 105 had never married.

"What's new here is the never-married individual is getting attention," she said. Sometimes in research, she explained, they are combined with separated, divorced and widowed people as singles, but in her research she looked at never-married individuals only and compared them with married people.

Among her findings are that never-married adults, overall, do report lower levels of overall emotional well-being than their married counterparts in the same age group. But they are comparable when it comes to psychological resources, the stuff that helps humans deal
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Genital Herpes May Never Go Dormant
2. Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Never Marry
3. A Staggering 7 Out of 10 Women Facing Breast Cancer Are Never Told of Their Options
4. Its Now or Never - Deadline for Olympic-Hopeful Skater With Secret Weapon
5. Nurses to Benefit From New CMS Never Events Resource Area on Mosbys Nursing Consult
6. Wine & Latin Food: They Said It Would Never Last
7. New Compact and Folding Reading Glasses from VisAcuity.com: Never Leave Home Without Them
8. Oral Health Should Never Be Compromised
9. Consumer Reports Poll: Thirty-One Percent of Americans Never Use Sunscreen
10. 70% of Contact Lens Cases are Contaminated and Nearly 1 in 4 are Never Replaced - a Serious Problem Eye Doctors Want Fixed, WatchDog Group Reports
11. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) - Myths About Never Ending Pursuit of Patient Safety and Satisfaction Debunked
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Woodloch Pines, an all-inclusive family resort ... TripAdvisor as the number one best large hotel for families ... world for their annual Travelers’ Choice Awards. , TripAdvisor ... website is home to millions of unbiased and honest traveler ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 23, 2015 Angelweddingdress is a famous wedding ... its customers to follow it on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. ... Day gift. Angelweddingdress draws a lottery every week. , Moreover, ... Feb. 28, 2015. Click Angelweddingdress homepage for more ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 A new white paper ... and person-centeredness in the long-term care environment as well ... the continuum. The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness in ... and practices of the patient, resident and family experience ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... NJ (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Joan ... and keynote speaker at the upcoming 32nd Annual ... ACCME-accredited Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares ... would have gone undetected if she had not followed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Four years since the release of their debut recording ... marriage of Avasa & Matthew Love – the duo are pleased ... release through White Swan Records on February 24, 2015. , THE ... path available to all of us to walk out of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 2Health News:TripAdvisor Names Woodloch Pines Best Hotel for Families in America 3Health News:Angelweddingdress Invites Its Customers To Follow It On Facebook, Twitter, And Pinterest 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 2Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 3Health News:THE ROAD by Avasa & Matthew Love -- A New Album 4
... deaf children with cochlear implants to help them to hear ... according to new research from UT Southwestern Medical Center auditory ... with a cochlear device and the longer he or she ... child reports and the more successful the child is in ...
... ... Lumension® Endpoint Management and Security Suite Integrates Application Control (Whitelisting) Together ... Management Model that Overcomes Traditional Operational Challenges Associated with Static Application Control ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... COLUMBIA, Mo. Issues of race and gender are important ... curve in consideration of a subject that affects individuals internationally ... people. The American Sociological Association added the sociology of human ... the issue of human rights for more than 10 years. ...
... ... hospital systems and health care providers numerous solutions for training coders, admins, techs, and ... ... (KCE), a leader in health care certificate programs, has developed online continuing education ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Deaf children with cochlear implants report similar quality of life to that of normal-hearing kids 2Health News:Lumension Unveils Intelligent Application Whitelisting that Operationalizes a Proactive Endpoint Security Approach 2Health News:Lumension Unveils Intelligent Application Whitelisting that Operationalizes a Proactive Endpoint Security Approach 3Health News:Lumension Unveils Intelligent Application Whitelisting that Operationalizes a Proactive Endpoint Security Approach 4Health News:Lumension Unveils Intelligent Application Whitelisting that Operationalizes a Proactive Endpoint Security Approach 5Health News:Lumension Unveils Intelligent Application Whitelisting that Operationalizes a Proactive Endpoint Security Approach 6Health News:Lumension Unveils Intelligent Application Whitelisting that Operationalizes a Proactive Endpoint Security Approach 7Health News:Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease 2Health News:Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease 3Health News:Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease 4Health News:Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease 5Health News:Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease 6Health News:Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease 7Health News:Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease 8Health News:Jiffy Lube(R) Well On Its Way to Raising Another $1 Million to Fight Heart Disease 9Health News:Landacorp Teams with Milliman Care Guidelines to Improve Care Management Capabilities for Health Plans 2Health News:Landacorp Teams with Milliman Care Guidelines to Improve Care Management Capabilities for Health Plans 3Health News:Landacorp Teams with Milliman Care Guidelines to Improve Care Management Capabilities for Health Plans 4Health News:Landacorp Teams with Milliman Care Guidelines to Improve Care Management Capabilities for Health Plans 5Health News:Sociologist expands US conversation on human rights 2Health News:Kaplan Continuing Education Expands Health Care Certificate Programs 2Health News:Kaplan Continuing Education Expands Health Care Certificate Programs 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5dh22x/urinary_catheters ) ... Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male ... Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" ... present, the global market for urinary catheters is experiencing ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ), ... nominated for a 2015 Connected World magazine ... Response System (mPERS), that can be used anywhere, anytime. ... partner.  In nominating MedScope, Landon ...
(Date:1/23/2015)...  Pete Rose, baseball,s all-time hits leader, is the new spokesperson ... Ducere Pharma has announced. "Pete,s a Hall of ... him on board with Myoflex," said Ducere Pharma Chief Executive ... who is known across all generations. The passion and intensity ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Urinary Catheters Market (Indwelling or Foley Catheters, Intermittent Catheters and Male External or Condom Catheters) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2Pete Rose bets on Myoflex to relieve aches and pains 2
... The Featured Products ... at Mediflex and are ... modular in regular or ... come equipped with insulation, ...
... Featured Products are kept ... and are offered as ... regular or extra long ... with insulation, flush ports, ...
... Laparoscopic Instruments incorporate a layered design unique ... and monitored to prevent stray electrosurgical burns ... by insulation failure or capacitive coupling; a ... built into all AEM Instruments provides a ...
... Featured Products are kept ... and are offered as ... regular or extra long ... with insulation, flush ports, ...
Medicine Products: